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Together We Will … Write Our Story: WASC Open Forum, May 1

President Gayle Hutchinson invites students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Together We Will … Write Our Story: WASC Open Forum on Monday, May 1, 1 to 5pm in Colusa Hall, Room 100A. This drop-in forum provides an initial opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to meet representatives of our WASC Essay Committees who are charged with writing sections of our Institutional Report, an essential part of our reaccreditation effort. We need, value, and welcome your input and feedback regarding the various topics covered by each of these essays so that we can write our story in all its detail and richness.

Please drop-in anytime between 1 and 5pm. You can share your thoughts with members from one or all of the essay committees.

To maximize the opportunity for involvement in “writing our story,” supervisors are encouraged to allow staff to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

Note: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is Chico State’s accrediting agency that affirms the quality of our degree programs, support services for student success, and our eligibility to receive federal financial aid funding.

Contact Information:     

For more information, contact Kim Williams at 530-898-6560 or e-mail Additional information is also available from our campus WASC website at

All participants are welcome. If you need disability related accommodations please call Kim Williams at 530-898-6560.

Waking the Inner-Child within Everyone on Museum Adventure Day

This Saturday is MUSEUM ADVENTURE day!

Join the Chico Area Museum Alliance (CAMA) as we celebrate Week of the Young Child. Visit any of the eleven CAMA member museums on this day and enjoy family friendly activities at every museum!

Participating campus museums include: The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, Gateway Science Museum and Janet Turner Print Museum.

Other participating museums are: Bidwell Mansion State Historic ParkChico Air Museum, Chico Creek Nature CenterChico MuseumColman Museum,  Museum of Northern California ArtPatrick Ranch Museum, Stansbury House

Hours of operation and fees are specific to each museum. Check each museum for hours, admission rates, and activities.


High School Scholars Fall 2017 April 28

CSU, Chico Admissions Office is pleased to announce the High School Scholars opportunity for the Fall 2017  semester. The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for eligible local high school students to take up to two CSU, Chico courses for just $58. For student eligibility requirements and the mandatory orientation dates, please visit:

Sexual Assault Survivors Reclaim Voices by Taking Back the Night

The Associated Students Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) is proud to announce the return of our annual Take Back the Night Week, which will take place Monday-Friday, April 24-28 on Chico State’s campus. This year’s theme is “March, Learn, Act for Awareness, Solidarity, Prevention, and Resilience.”

Take Back the Night Week provides an opportunity for students and community members of Chico to all come together and recognize the large ongoing issue of rape culture, violence against women, and to involve themselves in the protest against it. The week will culminate in a silent candlelit march through the streets of downtown Chico (Thursday, 4/27 @6pm in BMU).

Below is a schedule for the rest of the week:

Wednesday, April 26                
Resource Tabling Fair                                
Time and Location: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Gauntlet (Siskiyou and Glenn)                
Consent and Communication: Facilitated by Catalyst and Safe Place                                
Time and Location: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in BMU 220G

Thursday, April 27                
“Take Back the Night” MAIN EVENT                
Keynote: Ekere Tallie the author of Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation will be the keynote speaker.                                
Time and Location: 6 p.m. in BMU Auditorium                

Survivor Speakout: Attendees can go to debrief their experiences in a safe space.                                
Time and Location: 7 p.m. in BMU 210, 211, 312, and 304                

Consent Workshop: facilitated by the Title IX Committee                                
Time and Location: 7 p.m. in BMU Auditorium

Take Back the Mic: Spoken word event that focuses on the experiences and feelings surrounding the topic of sexual assault trauma, prevention, awareness, solidarity and healing.                                
Time and Location: 8 p.m. in BMU Auditorium                

Silent Candlelit March: We will be having a march around downtown Chico in solidarity with sexual assault survivors.                                
Time and Location: 9 p.m. begins at SSC Plaza through Downtown Chico Friday, April 28                

Debriefing Brunch: Facilitated by GSEC                                
Time and Location: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in CCLC (Meriam Library 172)

For the full schedule, check out the ASGSEC's Webpage:

For more information or accessibility requests, email or call (530)898-5724

May is National Foster Care Month

May 2nd- “GO BLUE”
On May 2, 2017, millions of people will “go blue” to stand in solidarity with those who have been impacted by foster care and show their support for the 402,000 youth in foster care in the United States. To stand in solidarity people across the Nation will wear blue, as well as change their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media profile pictures BLUE!

May 3rd- Another PATH We Walk: The Foster Youth/Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Experience
Join us for Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion at noon in BMU 210. Hear more about the PATH Scholars program, a panel of Chico State students with this background, and how you can support our students on campus.

For more information about National Foster Care Month, click here:

Contact Marina Fox for more details. Be sure to check out our website:

The Book In Common Program Presents 'Your Life on the Road Interactive Exhibit'

The Book in Common Program at CSU, Chico invites the campus and community to experience “Your Life on the Road.” This exhibit will take place on Glenn Lawn, Wednesday, May 3rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dare to explore the idea that the unfamiliar is not something to be afraid of, but rather something to enrich our lives! Please note, traveling through this interactive exhibit may take 35 to 40 minutes.
The exhibit is based on the 2016-17 Book in Common My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. The Book in Common is chosen each year by community members, faculty, staff, and students from both Chico State and Butte Community College.
Contact Information:
All participants are welcome. If you need any accessibility related accommodations please contact: Gina
This event is brought to you by the First-Year Experience Program.

ePortfolio Expo, April 28, 3-5 pm in Tehama 116

ePortfolio Expo, Friday, April 28, 3-5 pm, Tehama 116

The ePortfolio Assessment Team, faculty and students piloting electronic portfolios in their classes invite the campus community to the ePortfolio Expo Friday, April 28, 3-5 pm in Tehama 116. Faculty from 8 different programs have been experimenting with ePortfolios over the last academic year.  Come hear about their experiences and see the work that they and their students have done!  Drop in Tehama 116 any time between 3-5 pm to see and hear all about it!  Light refreshments will be served.  All students who attend will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Wildcat Store.  See you there! For more information on ePortfolios see:

Save The Date: Multicultural & Gender Studies Senior Symposium

Mark your calendars, save the date and  join us for this fantastic upcoming event!

The MCGS Senior Symposium will be taking place in Colusa 100 on May 10 at 6 p.m.

Some of the topics of the evening will include hip-hop/ LGBTQ artists, feminism and inclusion,social media and marginalized spaces and much more! We hope to see you there!

Human Resources Services Center/Faculty Affairs

Student Learning Center is Hiring

The Student Learning Center is currently hiring Fall 2017 Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders for the following subjects:

BIOL 103, BIOL 104, CHEM 107, CHEM 111, CMST 132

SI leaders are successful, friendly students who want to help students improve their study habits and earn better grades. SI leaders organize weekly group study sessions for specific courses and develop professional skills such as patience, communication, listening, and flexibility.

For more information including application packets, visit our website  or pick up an application packet in the Student Learning Center (SSC 340). If you have questions or need more information, please contact Christine Connerly at 898-6839 or at

Now Hiring: Camp Wildcat Peer Leaders

WHAT IS CAMP WILDCAT? Camp Wildcat is a program imbedded into selected courses to create a unique experience that features peer-led, out-of-class meet-ups as part of the course requirement.  Peer leaders with an interest in certain GE Pathway areas, or “Camps” are hired to work with a faculty member who teaches a class in that “Camp”. “Camps” for the coming fall include:  • Healthy Cat (Health and Wellness in RECR 180 and KINE 110) • Green Cat (Sustainability in UNIV 105) • Equality Cat (Gender and Sexuality Studies in WMST 170)

WHO SHOULD APPLY? Students who want to take their leadership skills to the next level, want to introduce new students to the Wildcat community, and want to build their resume in an area of special interest.

PEER LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES The Peer Leader will be charged with working with a faculty member for planning, promoting and executing eight highly experiential and fun “meet up” events related to the “Camp” throughout the semester for first-year students in the class.  Works average 2 hours per week.

HOW TO APPLY Fill out application on Wildcat Sync no later than Friday May 12th 

QUESTIONS?    Contact Mary Wallmark at (530)898-3633.


University Printing Services is Busy

University Printing Services is getting busy with end-of-semester printing! As we work to get everyone what they need for commencement, be advised that our production times may be longer than normal (with the exception of exams.) Keep this in mind when placing orders, and if it can wait until after May 19, please select the appropriate due date when placing your order. Feel free to call ahead regarding critical due-dates to make sure they can be completed in time.

If you have any questions, call University Printing Services at 898-5992, or visit us in SSKU-118.


Multicultural and Gender Studies Summer Courses

The Multicultural and Gender Studies department will be running several MCGS courses over summer, many entirely online. This is a GREAT way to get into popular classes and move ahead more rapidly toward your degree (all MCGS majors and minors MUST take MCGS 155, all courses here can be counted toward majors & minors and most courses cross-count for GE). You can take: MCGS 155, MCGS 310, MCGS 326Z, MCGS 328, MCGS 350 and WMST 326.

Click here for more details about the courses themselves, including GE status. $500 grants are available for students taking summer classes—see instructions HERE!! If you receive a grant, your total fees for a 3-unit course would be $366—to be paid by May 18. For more information, questions or concerns please contact us at or (530) 898-4774. For advising or questions about where you are in your degree plan or whether a summer course is right for you, we would love to see you in open office hours Wednesdays 1-3:30 in Siskiyou 102.

Move-In 2017 Volunteers Wanted

Want to be apart of helping Move-In the new residents into the resident halls? Well University Housing is inviting everyone on campus to be part of a one day move-in taking place on Thursday, August 17th from 6:30am - 5:00pm.  We are looking for as many as 100 volunteers for each shift, please consider signing up for more than one shift.

Please use the forming link to register as an individual or as a group.  All volunteers will be provided a t-shirt and snacks.  Volunteers will regularly be lifting up to  20 pounds, volunteers with accommodations will be placed in positions equivalent to their physical abilities.  If you want to volunteer - we will find a place for you!

We will be hosting 4 volunteer training sessions to ensure that volunteers understand what will be expected of them. Please select from below the date/time that best works for you.

Sign-Up using this link:

Move-In 2017 Committee

Are you interested in being a part of the move-in team for 2017? Want to be part of the volunteer planning process? Prime Time Productions- University Housing is looking for 5 student volunteers to be part of a committee to help plan and execute the volunteer part of the move-in process. Move-In will be August 17th from 6:30am- 5:00pm. 

Use the following link to sign-up: 

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